Our club has a separate Foundation that operates independently of the Club Board and manages the charitable giving of the funds generated by our club’s fundraising efforts.  This past year the Foundation has made the following disbursements:

The Foundation of the Rotary Club of Bonita Springs

July 2009 through June 2010

  • Rotary International                                         $9,150
  • WGCU Reading Rainbow                                  $1,000
  • Estero Interact Sponsors                                 $375
  • New Horizons Super Kids Camp (1)             $5,000
  • Rotary Youth Exchange                                   $600
  • Rotary Foreign Exchange Stipend               $150
  • Angel’s Pediatric Heart House                       $1,000
  • Warfield/Rotary Club Scholarship (2)       $10,000
  • Depot Park Playground (3)                             $3,000
  • RI Haiti Relief Fund                                            $5,000
  • Girl Scouts                                                              $500
  • Bonita Springs Literacy Council                    $2,500
  • Wheelchair Foundation                                     $3,250  (includes $1,000 club grant)
  • Dictionary Project                                                $618
  • Multiple Sclerosis  (4)                                          $321
  • Gift of Life El Salvador (4)                                  $500
  • Bonita Springs Concert Band                            $500
  • I Like Me Books                                                      $1,600
  • Bonita Assistance                                                  $2,500
  • Rotaract Scholarships (3)                                  $3,000
  • Rotary Youth Exchange                                     $75
  • YMCA Youth Sports Program                          $5,000
  • Rotary Camp Florida                                            $3,000
  • Seven Interact Scholarships                             $6,000
  • Salvation Army (Bonita/Estero)                      $3,000
  • Odyssey of the Mind                                              $500
  • Operation Overseas Troop Support                $250
  • India Water Project                                                $3,250
  • Guatemala School Project (4)                            $1,000
  • Gift of Life                                                                   $5,000

Total $77,639

(1)   Includes $2,500 match by an anonymous donor directly to New Horizons

(2)   Includes $5,000 donated by friends

(3)   Approved but funds not dispersed at this time

(4)   Member pass through contribution